- October 28, 1942 - October 19, 2013
- Effingham, South Carolina
of Willie's Passing
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Obituary Mr. Willie Lee Perkins, Jr. was the son of Willie Lee Perkins, Sr. and Christine Smith Perkins. He was born October 28, 1942 in Florence, South Carolina. He departed this earthly life on Saturday, October 19, 2013 after a long illness. Willie attended the public schools of Florence County. He was a 1961 graduate of Wilson High School. He learned the trade of Masonry through the Vocational Center of Florence, SC. Willie was a member of Savannah Grove Baptist Church, where he was baptized at an early age. In addition to his parents, Willie was preceded in death by two daughters, Veronica Perkins and Felicia Willette Perkins, and two brothers, Clyde Perkins and Curtis Perkins. Willie was united in holy matrimony to Joyce Gee in 1964. From this union, four children were born. Surviving his untimely passing are: Joyce V. Perkins of the home; his two sons, Andreau (Brenda) Perkins of Georgetown, SC and Calvin A. Perkins of Columbia, SC; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Perkins Howard and Alfreida Perkins Black, both of Effingham, SC; one brother, Gene (Frances) Perkins of Pamplico, SC; one uncle, Sylvester Rogers (Mable) Perkins of Philadelphia, PA; two aunts, Ometa (Prince) Moses of Charlotte, NC and Vivian (Derek) Wells-Matthews of New York, NY; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.